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Second graders explore the history of Ghanian Kente Cloths and practice using geometric shapes to design their own Kente Cloth strips.
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas
You can keep this printable idea sheet and use when you're in a tight spot. It contains cross-curricular ideas that span every subject while relating to the African tale, "Anasazi the Spider." Learners will act, write, move, count, and...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
“Gawu” — African-influenced Tapestry
Here's a great way to combine environmental science with art. Kids use recycled materials to create their own Gawu, a tapestry made of discards. Although designed for special education classrooms, the activity is sure to engage all...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Critical thinking comes in all shapes and sizes. Here, kids will get critical as they consider the wonderful art of El Anatsui. Written to engage learners visiting the Brooklyn Museum, the lesson focuses on a huge piece created by...
1st - 8th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Transformational Tapestries
Art can be found anywhere, even in the class recycle bin. El Anatsui is an artist that uses found materials to create two and three-dimensional art. Kids examine his techniques, discuss the differences between found art forms, and then...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts